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tobacco mosaic

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of the nightshade family of plants, particularly tobacco and tomato, caused by the tobacco mosaic virus and characterized by mottled leaves and yellowed, necrotic plants.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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